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Brookhaven National Laboratory, a national research facility, will host “La Boheme,” Giacomo Puccini’s famous opera, performed by the Stony Brook Opera on Wed. April 27. The event is free, open to the public and held in Berkner Hall, much like previous performances the lab has hosted, according to BNL’s official press release. “They have a concert series, they run a lot of their concerts at noon, and they’re hour long concerts,” Professor David Lawton, Co-Director of the Stony Brook Opera said. “They’re for employees of Brookhaven National Lab and also people from the surrounding communities like Brookhaven and Upton.” Since 2009, BNL has hosted over 80 performances from various groups like the Stony Brook Opera and brass quartets. This is the second year that Stony Brook Opera has put on “La Boheme.” “There is very often a similarity in the kind of mind musicians and scientists have. You often find…

Dark Souls 3, the latest game from FromSoftware, was released in North America last Wednesday, April 13. If you liked any of the previous games in the fan-named Souls series, Bloodborne included, then you should pick this game up immediately. If you were on the fence, then this is a perfectly fine place to jump in and see if you like the games or not. It has the same controls as the other games from FromSoftware, with dodge rolling and blocking with a shield being the main ways to prevent damage, attacking with a weapon or casting magic being the main ways to deal damage and the D-Pad changing what is in either hand and  the currently usable item. The combat is also mostly unchanged. Weapons have a varied cache of attacks: light, strong, rolling, dashing, backstep and dropping. There’s also a one handed and two handed variant for each.…

The Stony Brook University Equestrian team participated in the Zone 2, Region 4 zone finals on April 9th. The team came in second in the region finals this year. “We have been very successful,” D’Arcy March, the team’s president, said. “When I was a freshman, we came top in the region, which is all of Long Island and New York State.” At the zone level, she added, they compete against other teams in the New York State area. Zones are akin to playoffs, deciding who goes on to Nationals. “It’s stepped like bigger sports, like more well-known sports, but it’s still a little different,” she said. At a horse show, the equestrian equivalent of a football game, riders demonstrate their skill through harmony and control while riding, vaulting or otherwise directing their horse. Additionally, both rider and horse are judged on first impression, including how well the horse is…

Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi (“The Town Where Only I Am Missing”), better known in the United States by its translated name, ERASED, concluded its 12 episode run last week. The show was originally a manga written by Kei Sanbe, who has made 11 other series since 2001. ERASED is the first to get an anime adaptation. A-1 Pictures, an anime production studio known for making shows such as Sword Art Online and Aldnoah.Zero was in charge of translating the story to animation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xXmi5woNww The show tells the story of 28-year-old Satoru Fujinuma, who has an ability he calls “Revival” that allows him to go back in time in order to fix events before their disastrous outcomes come to fruition. He has no control, however, over when a “Revival” occurs or when it takes him to – although normally it takes him back five or ten minutes. One day, his…